Duke Offers Pa. Athlete

Rob Hollomon will be getting his first taste of live action this weekend when he and his West Catholic teammates scrimmage St. Joseph's Prep on Saturday morning. The Burrs are posed for a big season with some serious talent and we talked to Hollomon about his most recent recruiting activity.

Two-star running back Rob Hollomon holds a sole offer from Northwestern, however interest in the 5-foot-8, 160-pound Philadelphia, Pa., product has been rising as of late. Duke has extended a verbal offer, contingent on him raising his SAT score and some other programs are keeping a close eye on him as well.

"I got a verbal offer from Duke a little while ago," Hollomon said. "The coaches had watched my film and liked what they saw athletically, so they called my coach and requested my transcripts. Once they got them they gave him a call back and said that I needed to raise my SAT score 40 points to get a written offer. I'm going to be taking the next available test which will be in September or October and am confident that I can raise it by that much."

"There is a lot to like about Duke," Hollomon added. "First of all, they obviously offer a great education. They also play in a great conference in the ACC and are a program on the rise that is just trying to get things together with a new coaching staff. I feel like if I went there I could come in immediately and help them out in some areas."

Duke isn't the only other program showing interest in Hollomon right now.

"I've been hearing a lot from UCLA and also get things from Pittsburgh, Boston College, Buffalo and Connecticut," Hollomon explained. "At this point I just plan on playing my season and waiting for more offers. I want to go out to these schools and watch some games as well so I can get better acquainted with the coaches and learn more about the schools."

Hollomon carried the ball 120 times for 1048 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. He also had five receiving touchdowns, a 106-yard interception return for touchdown, a 40-yard fumble return for touchdown, two punt return touchdowns and a kickoff return for a score.

He reports a 3.0 core GPA and scored a 1080 on his SAT.


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